Diploma in Graphic Design

About this course The Diploma in Graphic Design at DPLC is tailored in response to the demands of industry and to fulfill aspirations of highly motivated students. During the course, students are encouraged to develop creative, theoretical and technical skills with a focus on aesthetic and professional understanding. Diversity underpins the structure of the course with a cross-section of specific subjects covering all aspects of design, advertising and new media – including video applications.

What you study

In Year 1 you are able to experience the fundamental principles of graphic design. You are introduced to essential graphic languages and processes including drawing, image-making, typography, advertising, interaction, narrative and printmaking. During Year 2 you develop a distinctive body of work through your selection of project briefs. Here you may begin to specialize if you wish. You further develop your knowledge, strengths, professional and management skills and apply your ideas and processes to more complex creative projects.

Study Mode

On campus Duration 2 year full time

Awarded

Diploma in Graphic Design

Assessment

You will be continually assessed through preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through huge project and portfolio.

Career prospects

You will graduate with a rigorous command of typography and information design as you enter employment as a competent visual communicator equipped to work in areas such as publishing, print design, way finding, exhibition design, corporate identity and branding, editorial design, and design project management.

MAIN AREAS OF STUDY 

Fundamental Drawing

Theory & Practice of Design- color studies

Theory & Practice of Design- principles of design

3 Dimensional Studies

History of Art & Design

Digital Studio- photoshop / illustrator / powerpoint

Design Methodology

Graphic Design Drawing Skills

Illustration 1 – handwork sketching techniques

Visual Language in Graphic Design

Typography in Graphic Design

Digital Studio 2

Digital Media in Graphic Design

Introduction to Photography

Advertising in Graphic Design

Packaging in Graphic Design

Working with Digital Art & Design Briefs

Visual Identity 2 Commercial Photography

GD Design Ideas & Concepts

Working with Moving Image Briefs

Animation Techniques

Internship Practice